April 2020


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El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 38th annual games for those age 50 and older were scheduled to run through mid-May. Check with your local senior center once it reopens to find out revised schedule. Information, registration: 503-6544, 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s games suspended through mid-May. Home games are at Southwest University Park. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, tickets@eplocomotivefc.com or on Facebook.

El Paso Chihuahuas — All Minor League Baseball has delayed its opening, originally scheduled for the second week of April (the Chihuahuas’ first home game was set for April 14). Check for rescheduled hoe games. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.

El Paso Roller Derby — The opening home bout of the season are Saturday, April 18, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring Tex Pistols vs. Mexico City, and Beast Mode vs. Crash Test Dollies. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  Teams are part of the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. The racetrack and Casino will close at least through April 9. The live racing season was scheduled to run Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays through April 21, with post time at 1 p.m. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.

College Sports

Tejanas softball — All remaining season games for the EPCC Tejanas are canceled. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/Athletics. Softball office: 831-2367.

Tejanos baseball — All remaining games for the Tejanos of El Paso Community College have been canceled for the season. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/services/athletics.



El Paso Bicycle Club
— All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride schedule on Meetup.com (El Paso Bicycle Club). Repeat riders are encouraged to become a member of the club; dues are $18 a year or $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at elpasobicycleclub.com.
  Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 25 years, begin March 11, with leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. The favorite route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden H.S. Most riders begin about 5:30-5:45 p.m. leaving from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). Park on dirt shoulder across from shopping center.

EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of various paces and distances. Starting times and locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist. For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com.

Tour of the Gila Bike Races — The 34th annual stage bicycle races, scheduled for April 29-May 3 in Silver City, N.M.  have been canceled. Information: (575) 388-3222 or racemistress@tourofthegila.com.


US Kids Golf Tour — The local tour events, held every other Sunday, are open to all junior golfers 5 to 14 years old. Membership fee per season is around $40; individual tournament fees vary. Information, registration: foundation.uskidsgolf.com/tournaments/local/find-local-tour/496853/el-paso. Tournaments:
April 19: Ascarate Golf Course. Registration ends April 14.
May 3: Red Hawk Golf Club, Registration ends April 28.
May 17: Underwood Golf Complex, on Fort Bliss, Registration ends May 12.
May 31: Red Hawk Golf Club, Registration ends May 26.

Spring Trifecta — The spring golf tournament is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Fort Bliss’s Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe. The 18-hole tournament includes 6 holes of alternate shot, 6 holes scramble, and 6 holes best ball. Cost: $40 (includes green fee, cart fee and lunch); $35 members. Prizes offered. Open to the public, age 18 and older; registration required by April 10. Information: 568-1059. Due to health concerns, open to first 50 participants only.

Junior Woman’s Club Golf Tournament — The 18th annual “Spring Swing” tournament benefiting local charities is 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods. Four-person scramble format. Registration begins at noon. Lunch follows tournament. Registration: $125 (includes greens fees, golf cart, goody bag, drinks, and dinner); $500 four person scramble. registration at Butterfieldtrailgolf.com. Information: Maria, 260-2381 or jwcelpaso@yahoo.com.

First Tee Benefit Tournament — First Tee of Greater El Paso hosts its 7th annual fundraising golf tournament at 1 p.m. Monday, April 27, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Proceeds from this tournament go to the First Tee of Greater El Paso. Cost: $150 per player; $600 per team. Information: 252-6511 or firstteegreaterelpaso.org.

Spring Swing Golf Tournament — Las Cruces Home Builders Association is Friday, May 8, at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course, 1274 Golf Club Road in Las Cruces. Information: lascruceshomebuildersassociation.com.

Horse Sports

Recreational Sports

Motor Sports

Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in Vado, N.M. Tickets: $15-$18 ($5-$8 age 6-12). Information: (575) 524-7913, vadopeedwaypark.com or on Facebook.
  Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north on Stern (track is on the left).
  The World of Outlaws NOS Sprint Cars races are Friday and Saturday, April 24-25.

Running events

Hearts for Autism — The 5K run and 1-mile fun/run walk benefiting Hearts for Autism Gadsden Fund camp New Amigos for children with autism spectrum disorders is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Sunland Park Sports Complex, 4700 McNutt. Proceeds help send children with autism spectrum disorder to camp New Amigos. Registration: $20 through March 31; $24 April 1-15; $30 on race day. Register at raceroster.com

JackRabbit Classic — The 20th annual trail race is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 19, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Unit. Four- and 8-mile trail options available. Registration: $25 through April 16; $30 April 17-18; no race day registration or at packet pick up. Park entrance fee: $5. Information: tpwd.state.tx.us or Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa.

Las Cruces Run/Walk for Autism — Hearts for Autism Fund will host its fundraising 5K and half-marathon runs and 1 mile fun walk at Sunday, April 19, at Mayfield High School parking lot, 1955 N Valley in Las Cruces, with a half marathon at 7:30 a.m. 10 K at 8 a.m., 5K at 8:10 a.m. and 1 mile fun walk at 8:20 a.m. Registration at heartsforautismlc.com.

Run/Walk for Autism — The Autism Society of Texas-El Paso will host its 12th annual awareness and fundraising 5K run and walk and one-mile family fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter. Registration: $20 before April 12; $15 students, military, first responders; $10 12 and younger and those affected by autism; $25 after April 12. Information: 525-1133 or runwalkforautism@autismsocietyep.org.

‘Step Out’ EDPA Diabetes Walk — El Paso Diabetes Association’s annual fun walk, is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at The Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $25 per person. Registration starts at 7 a.m., Registration fee: $25. at epdiabetes.org. Information: 532-6280.

#TeamSISD Run for Reading — The 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk are 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at SISD Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle.
Registration: $25; students age 18 and younger; $10. Team of 10 or more registration: $20 per team member. Race day registration: $30. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at District Socorro Center; and 3:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 24, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, at 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K — Spartyka Nation Apparel hosts the 8th annual USATF-sanctioned 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 26, at El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway North. Registration: $25 per event through April 24; $30 April 25 and on race day. Discount for teams of 10 or more. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and race day packet pick up and registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the race site.

POSTPONED: Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The 14th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk benefit the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation at 5265 Roxbury (parking lot of Zach White Elementary). Was scheduled for May 3; check for updates. Information: 833-0393 or bstrongelpaso.org, or on Facebook at bradenaboud.

Tristan’s Run of 02 — The memorial run for asthma awareness is 8 a.m. Sunday, May 3, El Paso Community College, 9750 Gateway North. Registration through May 1: $25; Registration May 2-3; $30. Team discounts offered. Information: 478-5663 or upandrunningelpaso@earthlink.net.
  Early packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Up and Running.

Cloudcroft Ultra 53K and 9.5-miler — The long-distance trail run is Saturday, May 16, at Zenith Park Pavilion in Cloudcroft, N.M. The 53K begins at 7 a.m. and 9.5 miler at 7:30 a.m. Both races are an out-and-back on the Rim Trail (T105). Proceeds benefit the Cloudcroft Runners and Cloudcroft High School Cross Country Team. Registration: ultrasignup.com.

Carrera por un Corazon de Niño — The 3rd annual 5K competitive run and 1-mile run walk is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 17, at Union Plaza Park, 117 Anthony in Downtown El Paso. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $20 by May 15; $25 after. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and on race day at the event 8 a.m.
  Proceeds go towards cardiovascular operations and procedures for congenital heart disorders of children in Juárez.

Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 18th annual 5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. Race-day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost: $20 (through May 17); $15 military/student teams of 10 or more ($25 on race day). Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 544-8777 or leemoor.org.
  Packet pick up is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 29.
  Proceeds benefit the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home. Founded in 1959, the home provides a wide range of services and programs for families in the El Paso region in need of child support and care.

4928 Peter John Herrera Memorial Run — The inaugural 8K Run/Walk is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13 (postponed from April 11) at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Check in 7 a.m.; opening ceremony at 8 a.m. Registration (through April 8): $25 $25 on race day. Competitive team group fee (five or more): $150 ($200 on race day). Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: Deputy Adrian Gonzales, 342-2409, or Deputy Julian Ochoa, 247-1279.

For El Paso 5K — The 5K race and 1-mile walk are 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Hope City Church, 6115 Woodrow Bean. Early registration: $25; $20 military, age 12 and younger, and per person for teams for 5 or more. Late registration: $30. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Hope City Church.
  Postponed from April 4; those registered for this date will automatically be registered for the new date.

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female sprint and supersprint events begin 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25 (rescheduled from April 25). Both distances start with a 300-yard swim in an indoor pool. The course then takes athletes on a challenging and rewarding bike route (1 loop for Super Sprint, 2 loops for Sprint). The race finishes off with a run through the Memorial Park area of Central El Paso (2 loops for Super Sprint, 3 loops for Sprint). Registration: $60-$120. Proceeds benefit the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence. Information: mightymujertriathlon.com. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.
  Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete against others in three separate categories: mother/daughter; family; or girlfriends. Participants must be 12 or older. USAT rules apply.

Running clubs:
• Run El Paso has training runs every day of the week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley. Information: runelpaso.com.
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East Side. Information: coffeeposse.org
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and training groups. Information: raceelpaso.com
  Hash clubs combine trail running with social (i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked with chalk, and are open to runners of all levels. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is free to newcomers.
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers meet at various locations. Information: bjhash.com.
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646. Meet-up spots listed at elpasohash.com.

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